Telecom

February 16, 2017

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Huawei shows connected buses at South African expo

Huawei has debuted its intelligent transportation system (ITS) for buses at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Sandton. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the system offers a variety of safety and security services such as on-board video surveillance, passenger tracking, emergency services communication, instant bus maintenance data and passenger entertainment.

The system could go a long way to improving safety on buses,"...

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February 14, 2017

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MTN Launches African Movie Streaming App ‘AMGO’

Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), in partnership with African Movies on the GO (AMGO), has launched the AMGO App to give movie lovers the opportunity to watch their favourite movies on the go.

AMGO is a video-on-demand solution that allows subscribers to download and stream the most current high quality full length African movies on their smart mobile devices at their convenience.

The"...

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February 13, 2017

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Algerie Telecom to expand deployment of optical fibre network to Africa

Numerous invitations to tender would be shortly launched on the deployment of hundreds of kilometres optical fibre network into African countries, announced Sunday in Algiers, Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies, Iman Houda Feraoun.

'In a few weeks, invitations to tender will be launched for the setting up of mechanisms enabling the deployment of hundreds of kilometers of optic fibre network into neighboring countries"...

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February 9, 2017

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Vodafone promotes digital inclusion with SuperNet

Vodafone Ghana has unveiled its new product “SuperNet” aimed at providing platforms that would ensure access to data and provide opportunities to make Vodafone customers work smarter and efficient using modern digitalised tools and systems.

SuperNet was launched at the Vodafone head office in line with Vodafone’s aim of promoting digital inclusion and raising generations of technologically savvy customers and stakeholders across the"...

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February 7, 2017

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Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector.

The first, ‘SMS for Life 2.0’, is a mobile technology-based healthcare program in Kaduna State which aims to improve the delivery of healthcare"...

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February 1, 2017

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Nokia update a step forward for IoT

Nokia today announced an update to its Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), the update will allow customers to easily deploy new services and business models that are key for IoT vertical applications. These include smart parking, smart lighting and transportation/automotive.
Nokia IMPACT gives communication service providers, enterprises and governments a secure, standards-based platform on which to build and scale new IoT services. It manages data collection, event processing, device management,"...

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January 31, 2017

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National Communications Authority gets new Head

oseph Anokye, has been appointed as the Acting Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA).

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications congratulated Joseph Anokye on his appointment.

“We are pleased to welcome Joseph Anokye as the NCA’s new Director General,” said Mr. Kwaku Sakyi Addo, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.

“The"...

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January 30, 2017

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Here’s what could happen if Africa’s top mobile operators and start-ups work together

TELECOM OPERATORS across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth. Despite the increase in mobile revenue, annual growth will continue to trend downwards over the next five years, amid increasing competition, currency volatility, and less reliance on texting and voice-based calls.

On the other hand, African start-ups and incubators have continued to champion local innovation, introducing diverse products"...

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January 30, 2017

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Goodwill Campaign signs cooperation deal with Orange Jordan

HRH Princess Basma, the president of the Goodwill Campaign’s higher committee, on Sunday attended the signing ceremony of an agreement with Orange Jordan telecom company, to be implemented by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD).

The agreement was signed between JOHUD Executive Director Farah Daghistani and Orange Jordan CEO Jérome Hénique, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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January 26, 2017

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MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

With a US$1 million dollar donation, MTN Group has confirmed its backing of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led drive to rewrite Africa’s history from an African perspective, through the General History of Africa (GHA) initiative.

This GHA project is the first of its kind, having commenced in 1964. The initiative aims to produce an African view of the continent’s history, free from discriminatory"...

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